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September 21, 2020 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve

The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Learn what we're doing to keep families safe in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19 

During this time and as directives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and recommendations from the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations evolve; we are committed to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our funeral homes continue to remain open and ready to serve each family and visitor.The CDC provides guidelines that we recommend families and visitors follow when on the premises of the funeral home. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢Wearing a mask at all times. 

➢Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings. 

➢Limiting your time with people out of your immediate family. Therefore, please limit your time and limit congregating in groups within the funeral home. 

➢Avoiding physical contact including shaking hands and embracing. 

➢Keeping distance from others – Six feet for “social distancing.” 

We have Livestreaming and recording of ceremonies available for your convenience should the family request that option. This is another form of social distancing, and allows others to be part of the ceremonies who may be at a distance and unable to travel. 

     We value your health and thank you for following these safety guidelines. We appreciate your patience and support.


Tributes & Obituaries

Joseph Stebbins

Joseph “Joe” Stebbins, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday September 18, 2020 at home. He was born in Springfield, MA to the late Goldie D. and...

Louise Brisset Denis

LONGMEADOW – At the age of 94, after a lifetime full of love, happiness, and adventures Louise Brisset Denis of Longmeadow, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Ruth’s House...

Anthony J. Smigelski Sr.

Anthony J. (Tony) Smigelski, Sr., 101, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Born in West Springfield, MA, October 1918, he was the son of the late Josef and Marianna (Andryczyk)...

Francis "Frank" M. Zagura Sr.

West Springfield – It is with great sadness that the family of Francis “Frank” M. Zagura, Sr., announces his passing on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center. He...

Felix J. Tolisano

SOMERS, CONNECTICUT- Felix J. Tolisano, 92 of Somers, died peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Vero of Hampden, Mass. Felix was born on March 5, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, to the...

Edward Paul Woytowicz Jr.

Edward Paul “Teddy” Woytowicz, Jr., 44, died peacefully on September 12, 2020 with his wife and close family by his side. Teddy was born in Springfield to the late Edward Paul and...

Angela Daniele

  Angela M. Daniele, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Baystate Medical Center on September 12, 2020. She was born in Bracigliano, Province of Salerno,...

Edmund Miller

  Brother Julian Edmund Miller, F.S.E., 83, of Haverhill, MA, passed away peacefully September 12, 2020.  He was born July 3, 1937 in Springfield, MA, a son of the late Edmund A. and...

Cynthia Hill

  Cynthia P. Hill, 72, passed away on September 11, 2020 in Springfield, MA. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 2, 1948, and grew up in Westfield, NJ. She was the daughter of the late...

Judith A. Martin

Judith Ann (Longey) Martin, 75, of Hampden, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born to the late Floyd and Leona Longey in Springfield, MA., she was raised and spent most...
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220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tel: 413-525-2800

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985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
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| Southwick, MA 01077
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45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
Tel: 413-733-5311

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